State Reinsurance Programs Stabilizing Obamacare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Five more states start reinsurance programs to stabilize Obamacare individual health insurance market.  Premiums drop an average 17 percent.  #StupidObamacare
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/states-embrace-reinsurance-to-help-with-obamacare-costs

  • The Obamacare Truth Squad worried early on that fixing Obamacare would lessen the impetus for repeal, but here we are.

Trump touts his fixes to Obamacare, blasts Obama’s Healthcare.gov federal exchange website #TrainWreck
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/19/trump-blasts-obamacare-website-barron-trump-could-/

Massachusetts after a dozen years of RomneyCare/Obamacare: “medical debt burden, unaffordable premiums and cost shift to employees through plan design and premium share.” #GeniusMasterminds
https://healthpolicyandmarket.blogspot.com/2020/02/despite-all-of-its-efforts-to-insure.html

New group boosts a type of non-Obamacare plan for the self-employed blocked by the Trump administration
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/new-group-will-boost-non-obamacare-plans-halted-by-trump-administration

With Medicaid expansion in the bag, new drumbeat starts for expanding Medicaid to include dental coverage in Virginia and West Virginia. Why doesn’t anyone ever ask, ‘if we do X, will you promise to stop your insatiable demands?’ #TheLeftNeverQuits
https://www.virginiamercury.com/2020/02/21/will-virginia-will-get-a-full-medicaid-dental-benefit-advocates-say-it-could-be-life-altering-for-poor-patients/
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https://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion/columnists/rick-wilson-accessible-dental-care-vital-to-public-health-opinion/article_f1c6da0a-8d63-558b-8644-26837066aca4.html

Wyoming legislature rejects Medicaid expansion again; it’s not clear how the state would pay for it
https://www.powelltribune.com/stories/legislature-again-rejects-expanding-medicaid,24010

Missouri already spends a big chunk of its state budget on Medicaid, to the detriment of other priorities.  Medicaid expansion is unwise given the major problems in the program, like the $177 million spent on nonresidents
https://themissouritimes.com/opinion-missouris-medicaid-system-is-broken-so-why-expand-it/

“The myth of ‘free’ Medicaid expansion” – residents will pay, one way or another, through state and federal taxes
https://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/2020/02/20/myth-free-medicaid-expansion-missouri/4808769002/

Oklahoma Governor wants full Medicaid expansion, will worry about work requirements and other ‘conservative window dressing’ later
https://journalrecord.com/2020/02/20/free-market-friday-that-didnt-take-long/

Court decision nixing Medicaid work requirement kills possiblity of Medicaid expansion ‘compromise’ in North Carolina
https://www.robesonian.com/opinion/131986/court-kills-medicaid-expansion

North Carolina doesn’t need Medicaid expansion’s administrative failures, eligibility errors, and budget bleed-outs
https://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/2020/02/16/chuck-edwards-medicaid-expansion-wont-solve-north-carolinas-health-care-crisis/4748432002/

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– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Obamacare rations care for the sick (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare rations care for the sick through Medicaid managed care-style plans, narrow networks, loss of access to top hospitals, etc.
https://townhall.com/columnists/devonherrick/2020/02/03/how-obamacare-rations-care-for-the-sick-n2560606

Like the hated ACA individual mandate, replacement state individual mandates will fail to produce universal coverage; only affordability can do that
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2020/02/03/states-should-not-resurrect-the-individual-mandate/#2674a4af6ced

Trump administration proposes to end automatic re-enrollment in Obamacare
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/new-health-care-benefit-reporting-requirements-proposed-by-hhs

Rising costs producing drop in primary care visits.  Thank you Medical Government Insurance Complex (which Obamacare reinforces). #WrongDirection
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/02/03/801351890/as-out-of-pocket-health-costs-rise-insured-adults-are-seeking-less-primary-care

6 blue states and D.C. sue to hide the Obamacare abortion surcharge again
https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/states-sue-trump-admin-to-restore-obamacares-hidden-abortion-fee.html

Here’s a little reminder that Obamacare is about controlling people, not healthcare
http://thyblackman.com/2020/02/01/the-democrats-dont-care-about-american-lives/

Legislation to stop Trump’s administrative Medicaid block grants likely to die in the Senate
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/480984-democrats-face-uphill-battle-against-trumps-medicaid-overhaul

Dems want to goose Medicaid expansion sign-ups in Maine by reducing the state’s share of estate clawbacks.  Anything to get more people #HookedOnGovernment
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/02/05/politics/maine-wants-to-roll-back-estate-recovery-to-spur-medicaid-expansion-sign-ups/

Theft of unencrypted laptop puts 650,000 Medicaid beneficiaries at risk for identity theft in Oregon. #StupidGovernment
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/cybersecurity/laptop-theft-breaches-data-650000-oregon-medicaid-members

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– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Virginia Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Exceeds Projections (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Surprise, Surprise! Medicaid expansion enrollment exceeds projections in Virginia – 360K projected, 375K end of first year, 383K now. #BlowUpComing
http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/#/dashboard

Obamacare’s high premiums, deductibles, and co-pays have cut access to medical services, new study says.  #ItsNotWorking
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/healthcare-access-has-declined-in-past-two-decades-despite-obamacare-study

Blue states lose bid for rehearing of court ruling which struck down Obamacare’s individual mandate
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/480527-appeals-court-refuses-to-revisit-ruling-striking-down-obamacare

Opponents point out problems with Medicaid expansion in Kansas – the disabled will get the short end of the stick, insurance premiums will rise, etc.
https://www.kwch.com/content/news/Opponents-against-Medicaid-expansion-make-case-in-Topeka-567450011.html

Oklahoma wants to be Idaho – Oklahoma’s ballot initiative doesn’t say a word about how Medicaid expansion would be funded.  That’s what Idaho did and they still haven’t figured out the funding.
https://oklahomawatch.org/2020/01/29/how-would-state-pay-for-medicaid-expansion-no-one-knows-yet/

New study shows what the Obama administration did not want you to know: Medicaid expansion’s incentives for states to game the system have produced improper payments of 10-20% of total program cost (states not assessing eligibility and deliberately miscategorizing people to get higher fiederal match)
https://mises.org/wire/medicaid-expansion-cheat

“Fiscal, Political Realities Align Against Medicaid Expansion in Mississippi”
https://yallpolitics.com/2020/01/26/corder-fiscal-political-realities-align-against-medicaid-expansion-in-mississippi/

Budgetary sleight-of-hand in Idaho bill meant to mask rise in overall Medicaid spending
https://idahofreedom.org/house-bill-351-medicaid-reimbursements/

Medicaid spending eating up state budgets
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/research–commentary-medicaid-dominating-state-budgets

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– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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After Medicaid expansion fantasyland comes the reckoning for New York

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Iowa widens short-term plan escape hatch from Obamacare
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/staff-columnist/iowa-offers-another-option-to-those-left-behind-by-obamacare-20200124

After fantasyland – Medicaid expansion to reap ‘state savings’ and raising provider reimbursement rates – comes the reckoning for New York: cuts to Medicaid to fill $6.1 billion hole in state budget.  Are you watching this, Virginia?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/nyregion/medicaid-budget-ny-cuomo.html

Counties to Idaho’s Governor: don’t shift the cost of Medicaid expansion to us. Voters mandated expansion, but it’s only funded to June 30th. #IdahoConundrum
https://www.postregister.com/star/news/jefferson-county-commissioners-express-top-priorities-and-concerns-to-governor/article_6fe8f3f5-20bd-5c07-ab67-ab97a04b8abb.html

Trump administration expected to initiate Medicaid block grants though agency rule change
https://www.oann.com/president-trump-to-begin-allowing-states-to-control-medicaid-spending-under-federal-guidance/

Medicaid expansion likely but not a done deal in Kansas
https://hayspost.com/posts/5e2887d97d7daa72b30eb7f2

Medicaid apologists can’t stand people getting off the program in a good econonmy or because they weren’t eligible in the first place
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/critics-cry-foul-missouri-medicaid-enrollment-hits-5-year-low

The program that ate the states – state spending on Medicaid went from 12% of state budgets in 2000 to 17% now. #Unsustainable
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adammillsap/2020/01/23/medicaid-spending-is-taking-over-state-budgets/#4b8b856dfd07

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REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Obamacare HURTS People with Preexisting Conditions (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare HURTS people with preexisting conditions – can’t keep your doctor, top hospitals and providers are off-limits, high deductibles, premiums, and out-of-pocket drug costs
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/14/how-obamacare-made-things-worse-for-patients-with-preexisting-conditions

What 10 years of Obamacare has wrought – sky-rocketing premiums, consequent loss of insurance, ultra-narrow networks, sky-high deductibles and co-pays.  Thanks a bunch.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2020/01/17/top-reasons-why-obamacare-is-wrong-for-america/#31347f403c84

Elizabeth Warren accidentally makes argument for repealing Obamacare by railing against its high premiums
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/01/14/klobuchar-torches-warren-on-medicare-for-all-n2559528

Supreme Court to hear case (again) whether Little Sisters of the Poor can be forced to pay for abortions in their healthcare plan
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/17/supreme-court-will-take-case-to-protect-little-sisters-of-the-poor-from-funding-abortions-under-obamacare/

Medicaid expansion is “bigger government, more dependency on welfare, and more state spending — all at the expense of the truly needy”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/laura-kellys-medicaid-expansion-could-turn-kansas-into-a-welfare-state-disaster-like-california

Missouri Governor on the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative – “the vague proposal they are not explaining or purposely withholding is a massive tax increase that Missourians cannot afford”
https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article239319893.html

Kansas Governor’s Medicaid expansion plan is built on myths; the truth is that it would help people shirk personal responsibility, help the insured shift the cost of insurance to taxpayers, and require a tax increase
https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholashorton/2020/01/11/kansass-march-toward-medicaid-for-all-is-based-on-myths-not-facts-n2559359

Private insurance enrollment in Idaho decreased by 14,000 after Medicaid expansion as people with insurance shited their costs to taxpayers
https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/idaho-private-insurance-decreased-medicaid

Big Virginia hospitals might be spending new profits from Medicaid expansion on building projects
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/how-medicaid-expansion-underwrites-hospital-expansion/

State Medicaid spending rising as feds’ burden-sharing declines
https://healthpayerintelligence.com/news/2017-state-medicaid-spending-rose-as-feds-withdrew-funding

How to Defraud Medicaid #188 – hire unqualified people and have them pose as licensed drug rehab counselors
https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2020/01/saginaw-drug-rehab-center-owner-charged-with-medicaid-fraud-by-ags-office.html

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– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Obamacare 10th Anniversary – A Decade of Failure (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare 10th Anniversary – a decade of failure: skyrocketing costs and dwindling insurance choices. Break out the champagne!
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/sally-pipes-obamacare-turns-10-decade-of-failure-nothing-to-celebrate

Obamacare sign-ups on Healthcare.gov decline more than 1 percent
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/nearly-8-3m-pick-aca-plans-healthcare-gov-for-2020-a-slight-dip-from-2019

Obamacare sign-ups hit second consecutive record low in Louisiana. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_ee38e30c-3329-11ea-8d36-6b454ccdc1aa.html

Biden: Nobody understood Obamacare and you can’t keep your doctor, so let’s expand it.  Ye gads!
https://www.theblaze.com/news/joe-biden-nobody-understood-obamacare-wrong-to-say-people-could-keep-their-doctors

So far, repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate is a big yawn, not the cataclysm supporters said it would
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/obamacare-still-working-despite-individual-mandates-repeal

Mayor Pee-wee Pete wants to force people to buy health insurance again. How retro.
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/08/3-proofs-pete-buttigieg-is-no-moderate/

Many Americans avoiding medical treatment because it costs too much. Not only did Obamacare not fix the problem, it made it worse.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/07/americans-healthcare-medical-costs

Program intended to prevent hospital readmissions is declared a stunning failure; connecting patients with homeless, addiction, and mental health services had no effect. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything #SDOH
https://apnews.com/34b72276ec597f5ab189abe33f96fcf5

State Medicaid budget problems to get bigger in May when feds cut hospital payments
https://floridapolitics.com/archives/315052-medicaid-funding-challenges-loom

“as a result of Medicaid expansion, states spent 17.1 percent of their combined revenue on Medicaid in fiscal year 2017 – $228.2 billion – an increase of 3.5 percent from 2016.”
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pew-tax-revenue-exceeds-pre-great-recession-levels-in-states/article_818d6740-33ca-11ea-a627-3b27b2ef4e77.html

Pay attention, North Carolina: Medicaid expansion blowing up New York state budget
https://wwnc.iheart.com/featured/pete-kaliner/content/2020-01-07-medicaid-expansion-blows-up-another-state-budget/

Idaho trying to pay for voter-mandated Medicaid expansion with anti-cigarette money, county indigent funds, and ‘savings’.  Good luck with that. Supposed savings evaporated in ther states, causing new state expenditures. #ChewingGumAndBalingWire
https://www.kivitv.com/news/political/inside-the-statehouse/how-governor-little-plans-to-pay-for-medicaid-expansion

Medicaid coverage starts for illegal alien young adults in California
http://www.capradio.org/articles/2020/01/06/regardless-of-immigration-status-all-low-income-californians-up-to-age-26-can-now-sign-up-for-medi-cal/

State and local officials working to lift restriction on Medicaid benefits for pretrial detainees.  By all means, let’s spend more money we don’t have.
https://khn.org/morning-breakout/local-officials-across-country-push-back-against-federal-policy-barring-pre-trial-inmates-from-medicaid-benefits/

What is the mortality difference with Medicaid expansion after you back out gun deaths, car crashes, and emergenices (already covered by EMTALA)? Nobody knows, so expansionistas should stop making wild claims.
https://www.swtimes.com/news/20200101/how-you-see-it-cult-like-claims-for-medicaid-expansion

Medicaid expansion crowding out private insurance in Idaho, as elsewhere.  #ToldYouSo #GovernmentTakeover
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/idaho-exchange-enrollment-dips-due-to-medicaid-expansion/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Obamacare Enrollment Nothing to Write Home About (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Preliminary Obamacare enrollment numbers are nothing to write home about; 8 million is nowhere close to the 21 million promised, and ‘stable’ enrollment at such a low level is not a ‘success’
https://apnews.com/866d1de0ce5a2aeb25e397c247def40f

Delusional Jonathan Gruber thinks Obamacare is a success. Sure.  The ACA more than doubled the cost of health insurance and destroyed insurance for millions who had catastrophic plans. #WheresMy2500
https://www.newsweek.com/they-call-me-architect-obamacare-i-cant-stand-activist-judges-threaten-american-lives-1478559

BREAKING: “Appeals court strikes ObamaCare mandate, sends case back to lower court” #ToldYouSo
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/475186-appeals-court-strikes-obamacare-mandate-sends-case-back-to-lower-court
+ commentary:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2020/12/31/will-obamacare-ever-die/#581853fc3851

Obamacare subsidies to climb over next two years
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/higher-obamacare-subsidies-expected-over-next-two-years

I’ve got an idea! Let’s raise Obamacare subsidies and repeal Obamacare taxes to make federal deficits go through the roof. Whaddya say?
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/12/17/spending-deal-would-make-obamacare-more-fiscally-irresponsible/

Federal appeals court ruling means ACA risk adjustment program will continue penalizing smaller and low-cost insurers. #RubeGoldberg
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/legal/appeals-courts-risk-adjustment-ruling-deals-blow-small-insurers

HHS finalizes rule to make insurers stop hiding the Obamacare abortion surcharge
https://www.hydesmith.senate.gov/hyde-smith-praises-hhs-rule-end-hidden-abortion-surcharge

Medicaid expansion has had “disastrous results” – crowding out private insurance which raises costs to taxpayers and benefits childless able-bodied adults over the truly needy
https://www.hannapub.com/ouachitacitizen/news/local_state_headlines/report-medicaid-expansion-has-produced-disastrous-results/article_d5c9e6d6-2cb2-11ea-8354-53d8ddbc86dd.html

Maine leaving intellectually disabled behind in Medicaid expansion goldrush
https://www.themainewire.com/2019/12/maine-must-fund-waitlists-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities/

“Georgia officials cracked down on $8.5M worth of Medicaid fraud in 2019”
https://www.thecentersquare.com/georgia/georgia-officials-cracked-down-on-m-worth-of-medicaid-fraud/article_1b3e4118-2294-11ea-92f5-cb8bfc5e884e.html

“CMS Cracks Down on States’ Abuse of Supplemental Medicaid”
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/cms-cracks-down-on-states-abuse-of-supplemental-medicaid-payments

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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ACA Unaffordable in So Many Ways (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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It’s Not Over – Obamacare premiums to rise as much as 200% in Virginia area
https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/area-aca-premiums-could-rise-as-much-as-advocates-warn/article_5f0504e5-6299-523a-94bd-4ab5e479b4f4.html

Obamacare 40% Cadillac tax will hit counties and their employees hard
http://sjvsun.com/news/fresno/obamacares-cadillac-tax-is-a-looming-drag-on-county-governments/

“Obamacare did nothing to stop people from delaying treatment for cost based reasons.” ItsNotWorking
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/09/setting-gallup-record-quarter-americans-say-they-or-family-member-delayed-medical

Surprise medical billing is an Obamacare problem – who ever heard of it before the ACA’s infamous narrow networks?  Fixing the problem with government price controls is the wrong direction.
http://www.campaignforliberty.org/if-you-like-your-doctor-tough

California confusing people with its expanded Obamacare subsidies – household size, location, and age are in the complicated formula
https://californiahealthline.org/news/some-rejoice-over-new-california-health-insurance-subsidies-others-get-shut-out/

Medicaid expansion in Florida would crowd out private insurance and violate state constitution
https://www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/20191207/point-of-view-floridians-should-not-be-hoodwinked-into-unconstitutional-expansion-of-broken-medicaid-system

New York to fix Medicaid funding shortfall by pushing $2.2 billion of this year’s Medicaid payments into next year’s budget. Problem solved!
https://www.newsday.com/opinion/editorial/medicaid-benefits-health-care-1.39286008

Once Missourians realize Medicaid expansion would cost $250 million for openers and hurt their schools, they will vote against it
https://themissouritimes.com/66727/medicaid-expansion-cost-could-deter-missouri-voters-from-supporting-it-rowden-says/

State budget woes? Too bad! Feds tell Alaska to reinstate adult Medicaid dental benefits. #HotelCalifornia
https://mustreadalaska.com/no-exit-obamacare-forces-alaska-to-pay-for-teeth-cleaning-for-medicaid-adults/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

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– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Healthcare Spending is Up, Thanks to Obamacare

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Total healthcare spending is up, even though fewer people are insured, and Obamacare’s health insurance tax is to blame
https://morningconsult.com/2019/12/05/u-s-health-spending-rose-to-3-6-trillion-in-2018-propelled-by-health-insurance-tax/
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http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2019/12/05/US-Health-Care-Spending-Hits-Record-High-Even-1-Million-Fewer-Insured

“Healthcare spending passes $11,000 a person” – Obamacare and the Big Medicine / Big Insurance / Big Government complex are the wrong direction
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/healthcare-spending-passes-11-000-a-person

Obamacare set to get even less affordable – tax breaks designed to help consumers are down, presaging higher premiums for 2020
https://www.wvtf.org/post/obamacare-customers-beware-lower-subsidies-may-mean-higher-premiums

Short-term plans a welcome relief for Idahoans who can’t afford Obamacare
https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article237753174.html

California pushing state Obamacare subsidies further into the middle class, and gearing up to enforce state individual mandate penalty
https://www.times-standard.com/2019/12/05/middle-income-earners-can-soon-receive-health-insurance-benefits/

Joe Biden would let millions of illegal aliens buy into Obamacare
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/06/joe-biden-vows-to-give-taxpayer-funded-obamacare-to-all-illegal-aliens-in-u-s/

Nancy Pelosi admits Obamacare is a pathway to #SinglePayer – #ToldYouSo
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/05/politics/nancy-pelosi-obamacare-medicare-for-all/index.html

If Obamacare is so great, why doesn’t half of America support it after all this time? #ItsNotWorking
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/472943-nine-years-later-americans-evenly-split-on-obamacare-gallup

The fig leaf is off in Virginia – Gov. Northam kills Medicaid expansion work requirements. #NotSurprised
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/virginia-hits-pause-on-medicaid-work-requirements

Many People on Medicaid Expansion Don’t Belong There – states fail to maintain proper documentation, don’t properly verify income eligibility, misclassify people in the expansion category, and fail to properly verify citizenship.  No incentive to change.
https://www.mercatus.org/publications/healthcare/aca-medicaid-expansion

Louisiana removes another 46,000 from Medicaid rolls for failure to respond to eligivbility determination letters
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/medicaid/46000-kicked-louisiana-medicaid-rolls-ineligibility

Illegal enrollment driving Medicaid shortfall in New York
https://nypost.com/2019/11/30/new-york-city-leads-the-country-in-illegal-medicaid-enrollment/

New York Gov. Cuomo proposing to slash Medicaid provider reimbursement to deal with $4 billiion cost overrun in the program
https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-comptroller-to-cuomo-come-clean-on-medicaid-cuts-11575244800

Medicaid expansion crowding out private insurance in Maine. #ToldYouSo
https://www.pressherald.com/2019/12/05/aca-enrollment-down-so-far-in-maine-but-medicaid-expansion-is-a-big-reason-why/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Obamacare a Complete Failure at Cost Containment (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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– #SinglePayer most Mondays
– All the Bad News About Obamacare most Saturdays below and on Twitter

ACA Drove Costs through the Roof – Obamacare premiums and deductibles rose from 7.8% of middle-class household income in 2008 to 11.5% in 2018; premiums and deductibles outstripping wage growth. #ItsNotWorking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/11/22/obamacares-legacy-abc-news-report-shows-healthcare-costs-skyrocketing-over-past-decade-n2556944

Obamacare a complete failure at cost containment
https://www.fa-mag.com/news/excising-the-negative-smoke-and-mirror-effects-of–obamacare-52922.html

Another Obamacare #EpicFail – hospital uncompensated care costs going UP not down as expected; Obamacare’s high deductibles to blame
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/operations/hospitals-uncompensated-care-continues-rise

We want Obamacare welfare, but we don’t want to pay for it; some Obamacare taxes have gone away
https://khn.org/news/healthbent-paying-for-aca-disappearing-tax-measures/

Sharp decline in Obamacare carriers in rural Colorado; 22 counties have monopoly provider
https://www.vaildaily.com/news/health-insurance-rates-are-dropping-but-so-is-choice-in-rural-markets-like-eagle-county/

15,000 thousand happy insurance customers in Idaho get slammed into Medicaid expansion. #YouWillBeAssimilated
https://www.mountainhomenews.com/story/2649459.html

Medicaid expansion destroys another free clinic, this one in Syracuse
https://www.syracuse.com/health/2019/11/free-syracuse-medical-clinic-that-served-thousands-of-uninsured-patients-closes.html

Kansas Medicaid expansion would cover childless able-bodied adults who are already elilgible for subsidized Obamacare policies
https://themercury.com/news/kansas-house-majority-leader-explains-opposition-to-medicaid-expansion/article_68d788ff-26a9-574d-906b-f2a9571a0651.html

Medicaid expansion did not turn New York into the land of milk & honey; in fact, Medicaid is billions over budget and the cat has the Governor’s tongue about how to fix it. #HitTheWall
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-new-york-faces-big-medicaid-cost-overruns-cuomo-stays-mum-11574288850

Medicaid expansion tripled the amount of improper spending in the program; states not conducting proper eligibility reviews because they view Medicaid expansion as a cash cow (free money from Washington)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-obama-stopped-auditing-medicaid-11574121931
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https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20191115.353837/full/

Study warns Wyoming it will end up raising taxes to pay for Medicaid expansion, just like Montana
https://kgab.com/medicaid-expansion-bad-for-wyoming-study-says-audio/

Utah Medicaid expansion enrollment caps likely to be contested
https://www.manatt.com/Insights/Newsletters/Health-Update/One-Step-Forward-Two-Steps-Back-Utahs-Medicaid

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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